Financial Aid / Scholarships

Financial Aid Help

For financial aid to Clayton State University, please begin the financial aid process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at This is the application required for any federal aid including student loans, and it is normally required for any need-based scholarships. If completing the FAFSA, be sure to include our school code – 008976. Once we receive that information, we contact the student through the email address listed on the FAFSA as well as the Clayton State email address if one has been issued. Complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA for Summer 2016 and the 2016-2017 FAFSA for the aid year beginning Fall 2016.

Those who are only interested in the HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship and are not interested in any federal or need-based aid may complete the Georgia Scholarship Grant Application (GSFAPPS) at Currently we do not receive an automatic notice when this form is approved, so the student should notify our office once the GSFAPPS has been completed. We will monitor the progress of the application and make contact when we verify eligibility.

Please feel free to contact me directly at 678-466-4177.

Michelle Craig, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Clayton State University